A giant-format celebration of birds in art from Audubon to Wolf
From the world’s great collections of ornithological art, this giant book showcases exquisite, vibrant images of nature's most beautiful birds. Ranging from intricately detailed drawings of well-known birds to vivid representations of exotic species, these paintings, sketches, and plates are accompanied by extensive captions that interweave an appreciation of the illustration and artist with fascinating details about the species and its habitat. Original artwork is featured from the best-known ornithological artists, including John James Audubon, Jacques Barraband, Ferdinand Bauer, Mark Catesby, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, John Gould, Edward Lear, William MacGillivray, Archibald Thorburn, Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, Alexander Wilson, and Joseph Wolf. This mammoth edition will not only delight bird lovers, but also those who have an appreciation of beautifully executed art.